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Does cannabis cost or pay? Study claims marijuana costs $4.50 for every $1 it generates

December 9, 2018 — Coloradans spend $4.57 to mitigate marijuana's effects for every tax dollar it generates, claims a recently released study. Colorado Christian University's Centennial Institute scoured 2017 data to try to understand the economic and social costs of legal marijuana, said Jeff Hunt, CCU's vice president of public

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Legalizing marijuana doesn’t appear to have created a Colorado crime wave, according to state report

November 3, 2018 — LAKEWOOD — Legal pot has not created a Colorado crime wave, but it’s still new, according to a state report released Friday, Oct. 26. The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Office of Research and Statistics released “Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado,” a report that

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Colorado recreational marijuana sales boom in month of March

May 26, 2018 — DENVER — Recreational marijuana sales in Colorado eclipsed $105 million in March 2018, the highest monthly total for adult-use sales in the program's history. The record-breaking month is part of a broader, seasonal trend playing out in Colorado's rec market, where sales have consistently spiked

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‘Bud and breakfast’ south of Parshall offers 420 friendly accommodations in Grand County

May 6, 2018 — When Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2012 it sparked a business boom and a — pun intended — budding tourism industry centered around the state's unique legal regime. But as many out-of-state guests have found over the past few years, marijuana may be legal to

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New marijuana regulations ban cannabis cartoon characters, with intent to protect kids

December 15, 2017 — You know those Wile E. Coyote-looking marijuana edibles that popped up when Coloradans legalized pot? Marijuana remains legal, but reefer edibles shaped like humans, animals or fruit are not. New state regulations ban them. Also banned are edible marijuana-infused products that resemble or contain characteristics

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Four men arrested with 120 pounds of marijuana in Rifle, allegedly from a nearby mountain grow operation

October 8, 2017 — A regional drug task force arrested four men found with about 120 pounds of marijuana on Wednesday in Rifle. A couple of the men said they were working at a grow site somewhere in the mountains. A Rifle police officer on patrol spotted an SUV

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Weed Index: Wholesale pot prices at all-time low in Colorado

October 1, 2017 — The lowest average wholesale marijuana price ever recorded by Cannabis Benchmarks came this year in Colorado, according to the market-research firm’s 2017 mid-year report. Cannabis Benchmarks has been tracking sales of the new commodity across the U.S., much like other market-research firms do for corn,

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State issues health advisory after testing marijuana from Steamboat business

September 26, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A Steamboat Springs marijuana business owner is hopeful a second round of tests will prove he does not use a prohibited pesticide at his grow operations. On Friday, the Colorado Department of Revenue sent out a public health and safety advisory for

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Vegas waiting to see how Denver’s social marijuana venues work out before trying them

September 23, 2017 — LAS VEGAS — Officials with authority over the Las Vegas Strip on Tuesday decided to wait until the city of Denver approves the nation’s first marijuana club before they further discuss licensing and regulating pot lounges in Sin City. Nevada launched legal sales of recreational pot

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New marijuana labeling, edible rules go into effect Oct. 1

September 23, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — New marijuana rules that go into effect Oct. 1 aim to keep marijuana products from getting into the hands of small children. “These regulations reflect extensive stakeholder input focused on public safety and legislative intent,” Colorado Department of Revenue Executive Director Mike

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New Colorado rules on marijuana edibles aim to curb accidental use by kids

September 21, 2017 — New marijuana rules that go into effect Oct. 1 aim to keep marijuana products from getting into the hands of children. “These regulations reflect extensive stakeholder input focused on public safety and legislative intent,” Colorado Department of Revenue Executive Director Mike Hartman said in a

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Law protecting medical pot businesses extended by Congress

September 9, 2017 — DENVER — A law protecting the medical marijuana industry from interference from the federal government has been extended through December. Marijuana Business Daily reported Friday that the law, known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, was extended under the provisions of an aid package for victims of Hurricane

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County’s marijuana sales moratorium could be reversed

July 6, 2017 — While little progress has been made in lifting Grand County's marijuana moratorium, it's set to expire at the end of this year, bringing the issue back up for debate. The Grand County Board of Commissioners in December placed a moratorium on entries to the county's

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Pot could help with opioid addiction

June 8, 2017 — The use of medical marijuana to help treat addiction is a new and potentially exciting development in a field that is beginning to blossom out of obscurity. While research is still in its infancy, cannabis is appearing as a useful harm reduction method for those

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District Attorney Bruce Brown: Marijuana legalization not a threat to public safety

February 28, 2017 — Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled on Monday that his Justice Department might take a tough line on federal enforcement of marijuana laws, claiming that violence was increasing because of the legalization of pot at the state level. "We're seeing real violence around that," Sessions said.

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Paranoia over pot policy? Pot crackdown talk spooks marijuana industry

February 25, 2017 — WASHINGTON — The White House press secretary's response to a Skype question Thursday sent shockwaves through Colorado's marijuana industry. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday to expect "greater enforcement" of federal recreational marijuana laws. Spicer's statement flies in the face of the national will.

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Federal marijuana enforcement could be catastrophic to Colorado economy

January 30, 2017 — After two years of revenue boom, marijuana advocates fear that a federal crackdown on recreational marijuana would be catastrophic to Colorado's economy. With the likelihood of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions being appointed as the U.S. attorney general, marijuana businesses are left uncertain about how he

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Judge dismisses preliminary injunction

January 19, 2017 — On Jan. 19 14th Judicial District Court Judge Mary Hoak ruled in favor of the Grand County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to dismiss the preliminary injunction sought by the Town of Winter Park regarding a recreational marijuana dispensary. The proposed dispensary, Serene Wellness, has

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Winter Park dispensary hearing pushed back to Dec. 19

December 15, 2016 — The preliminary injunction hearing for the proposed marijuana dispensary in Winter Park, Serene Wellness, which was scheduled for Dec. 15 has been potponed. The next hearing will be a continuation from the Nov. 10 hearing, and will address the complaints filed by the Town of

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Marijuana moratorium imposed in Grand County

December 14, 2016 — The Grand County BOCC (Board of County Commissioners) placed a moratorium on the issuance of new marijuana licenses on Dec. 13. The decision came after several weeks of discussion. Commissioner Merrit Linke first introduced the idea in October, and the Board began to draft an

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